Presentation on theme: "GODLY HOMES In an ungodly world (9) An ongoing study of the Home as God’s Word teaches."— Presentation transcript:
GODLY HOMES In an ungodly world (9) An ongoing study of the Home as God’s Word teaches.
The Role of the Husband I Do!
The Role of Husband The role of husband the foundation of the home It is only one part of his life It takes priority over all other human relationships
The Role of Husband Why the role of husband is the priority It has bearing on other relationships (children, extended family, friends, etc.) Jobs, friends, etc. change You will need your wife to support you in all your decisions The damage neglect does within society
The Role of Husband Man of Steel and Velvet The perfect example of a godly man - Jesus The premise of the book was that godly husbands begin by being godly men
Godly Husbands Lead He is the head of the house A God given responsibility Ephesians 5:23 1 Cor. 11:3 1 Tim. 3:5 – “Rule his own house” spoken of elders
Godly Husbands Lead Why is he head of the household? Unpopular in society 1 Tim. 2:11-15 – Adam formed first - Eve was deceived and sinned (first)
Godly Husbands Lead This does NOT mean she is his slave or footstool. NOT a piece of property to be abused Created as his helpmeet from his side – Gen. 2:18-24 1 Peter 3:7 - Honor his wife Eph. 5:28-29 –love her as his own body (himself)
Godly Husbands Lead They lead by example, cf. 1 Cor. 7:13-14 They lead by listening 1 Peter 3:7 dwell with her with understanding He makes up his mind and acts in the best interest of his family He takes responsibility
Godly Husbands Love Their Wives Love is absolutely necessary in marriage Eph. 5:25, In Greek language, at least 4 different words translated love in English language – agape, storge, phileo & eros All 4 involved in marriage relationship
Godly Husbands Love Their Wives 1 Cor. 7:3-5 Render unto her “due affection”, i.e. the marriage bed. He is not to deprive her. Col. 3:19, “Do not be bitter toward her.” Not hateful, abusive, of despising her
Godly Husbands Love Their Wives Keep the fire burning, even after the honeymoon is over - Go on dates - Little things - Remember your anniversary, her birthday, etc. - Praise her – Prov. 31:28-29
Let us Respect God’s Role for Us as We Fulfill Them